• The new Dubai ladies’ night with a healthy twist

    The new Dubai ladies’ night with a healthy twist

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13597 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-18 15:35:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-18 11:35:14 [post_content] =>   In a city famed for its ladies’ nights and ultrastrict dress code, Bounty Beets is brightening up the scene with an all new offer that encourages ladies to eat well and embrace their athleisure. From Barre to the bar, the new Instagram-worthy healthy hotspot at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi invites ladies to ditch the heels and enjoy the ultimate cool down at the healthiest ladies’ night offering in town. The new offer, aptly named ‘Up Beet’ will launch on Tuesday 26th of February and will run weekly, every Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm. The offer includes all-you-can-eat from the healthy Up Beet menu, plus a drinks package of your choice. The Up Beet menu is 100% gluten-free and offers a range of tasty and pun-tastic menu items, including the Sicilian style salmon with mushroom and tender broccoli, aptly named ‘I’m on a Seefood Diet’ and the ‘I’m Loving It’ gluten-free burger with avocado, roasted zucchini, eggplant, Portobello mushroom and carrot with hummus. There’s even an all-day breakfast available on the menu! With four hours of free-flowing food, there’s always room for dessert. Indulge in the ‘Don’t Break my Tart’ – a vegan paleo lemon custard tart, topped with whipped coconut cream or the ‘Coco Choco Pot’ – a vegan chocolate mousse complete with fresh figs. There are also plenty of options for the Lil’ Beets, including kids pizza and the ultimate cheese toasty with none of the gluten. The BEAT IT package is a steal at just AED 99 for four-hours of unlimited healthy bites and a refreshment beverage of choice. Alternatively, for those that feel they burned off enough calories in that spin class – the UPBEAT package features unlimited healthy bites and organic wines, plus a selection of healthy and equally delicious cocktails and refreshments. Details: Every Tuesday beginning 26 February from 6-10pm. For more information, check out the Bounty Beets Facebook page. For more healthy ladies' nights, click here [post_title] => The new Dubai ladies' night with a healthy twist [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bounty-beets-ladies-night [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/news/dubai-s-first-ever-vegan-ladies-night/ [post_modified] => 2019-02-18 15:36:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-18 11:36:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13597 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )   In a city famed for its ladies’ nights and ultrastrict dress code, Bounty Beets is brightening up the scene with an all new offer that encourages ladies to eat well and embrace their athleisure. From Barre to the bar,…

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  • Dates: the nutritional powerhouses that you need in your diet

    Dates: the nutritional powerhouses that you need in your diet

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13437 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-13 13:46:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-13 09:46:55 [post_content] => Dates enjoy a long history of as a source of sustenance in the Middle East and North Africa. For centuries, Bedouins have extolled its health virtues and today, international research proves its benefits as a superfood. Aligning with various traditions, such as the breaking of fast during the holy month of Ramadan and, of course, being served alongside a steaming cup of Arabic coffee, dates are a mark of hospitality across Arabia. Middle East-based date producers Bateel - the founders of the “gourmet date”, have compiled a comprehensive summary of the nutritional value found within the brand’s delicious, guilt-free treats.   Great source of energy With high levels of natural sugars, including glucose and fructose, Bateel's dates are a healthy snack choice. The fruit contains only trace amounts of sucrose, and can be used as a healthy substitute to white sugar. Add it to your breakfast meal for an instant energy boost or to refuel after an afternoon workout. Low in calories Dates are the ideal snack for when you’re craving something sweet, with just 34 calories per fruit. Low in fat Dates are very low in saturated fat and have zero trans-fat and cholesterol. While fats are essential to our diet, experts recommend getting between 20 and 35 percent of calories from total fat, with most coming from sources of ‘good’ fat – i.e., dates! High in polyphenols Bateel's dates contain more polyphenols than most other fruits and vegetables. Polyphenols are a group of plant-based chemicals that act as antioxidants. The compounds are said to help prevent cellular damage, protect the body from inflammation and lower the risk of several chronic diseases. The fruit also has high levels of other disease-fighting antioxidants, such as flavonoids and carotenoids. High in fibre Eating a small serving of just three dates contains almost 25% of your recommended daily fibre intake. Experts claim that women need 25 grams of fibre per day, while men need 38 grams. A high-fibre diet helps to maintain a healthy weight, while reducing the risk of diabetes and heart conditions. Rich in minerals Dates are packed with essential minerals, including copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, calcium, iron and high levels of potassium. This mineral-rich combination is also ideal in preventing bone-related conditions, such as osteoporosis. Organic and all-natural Bateel takes great pride in its organic ethos. Time-honoured farming methods are chosen above any chemical intervention, ensuring that every date from our farms is packed with the powerful goodness of nature. Research proves organic foods are more beneficial thanks to a greater level of nutrients and fewer pesticides, compared to their conventionally-grown counterparts. Details: To know more about Bateel, visit the website here [post_title] => Dates: the nutritional powerhouses that you need in your diet [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bateel-dates [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-13 13:46:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-13 09:46:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13437 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) Dates enjoy a long history of as a source of sustenance in the Middle East and North Africa. For centuries, Bedouins have extolled its health virtues and today, international research proves its benefits as a superfood. Aligning with various traditions,…

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  • Smart snacks: These all-natural juice shots are the perfect quick fix

    Smart snacks: These all-natural juice shots are the perfect quick fix

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13445 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-11 14:21:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-11 10:21:21 [post_content] => On a health kick and in need of a nutritious snack option? In line with the demand for smart snacking solutions, Barakat has just launched six innovative power shots that provide a number of nutrients and health benefits. Served in small on-the-go bottles, these 60ml shots tap into the increasing trend of health-conscious busy-bodies wanting a smart snack that is satisfying and rich in nutrients. Now available to buy in the UAE, this six bottle range has something for everyone, and each shot acts as a perfect pick-me-up to kick-start the day. Known for its hydrating properties, the Aloe Vera is a great source of Acemannan that facilitates nutrient absorption and toxin removal in the body. For a fibre boost, try the Bitter Gourd – ideal for regulating blood sugar levels and lowering bad cholesterol. Ginger is packed with gingerol – an active ingredient for anti-inflammatory purposes, while the H4 bottle blends four nutritious herbs. The Moringa is best known for its anti-oxidant properties, or for a Vitamin C boost, try the Spirulina shot. Details: Barakat’s juice shots are now available at Carrefour stores. For more information, please visit the Barakat website. [post_title] => Smart snacks: These all-natural juice shots are the perfect quick fix [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => barakat-juice-shots [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-11 14:21:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-11 10:21:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13445 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) On a health kick and in need of a nutritious snack option? In line with the demand for smart snacking solutions, Barakat has just launched six innovative power shots that provide a number of nutrients and health benefits. Served in…

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